Generally, dogs enter adulthood when their organs mature (starting after 8-12 months of age, and many male dogs gradually learn to lift their legs to urinate during this period), and begin to have the ability to hold back urine and feces. This is also a dog breeder. After a long period of hard work, the result, after all, if you raise a large dog with an alarming amount of urine, you will never want to experience the desperation of cleaning up excrement and urine again. In the days of home isolation due to the epidemic, the most troublesome thing for dog owners is the problem that adult dogs cannot go out to solve because they have developed the habit of going out to defecate, and even exaggerated dog owners are forced to hang their dogs with sheets. Dogs go downstairs to excrete, but this exaggerated practice has serious safety hazards and will also affect others.
So what are the reasons why dogs would rather hold it than fix it at home?
1. Dog’s territorial awareness: Dogs usually do not excrete in the place where they sleep. After all, most dogs love cleanliness.
2. Information exchange of dogs: Especially for adult male dogs, the most exciting thing every day is to pass information to complete the communication.
3. Regular excretion habits have been developed for a long time: The biological clocks that dog owners have developed for them, especially dogs, have been very adapted to it, and they are waiting to go out and release with anticipation every day.
4. Childhood shadows: Most puppies have been beaten for peeing when they were young, so they have experienced the “shadow” of being beaten.
What are the effects of holding back urine on dogs?
- Urinary system or kidney problems: If the dog holds urine for more than 10 hours for a long time, it is most likely to cause urinary system or kidney diseases. And relatively speaking, male dogs have the potential risk of urinary stones, and holding back urine is the direct fuse. Among them, the dog breeds with high incidence are Yorkshire, Poodle, Shih Tzu, Schnauzer, Bichon Frise and other small toy dogs. Do not underestimate the problem of urolithiasis, if the treatment is not timely, the dog will face kidney failure and even life-threatening. For bitches, holding back urine will bring about a series of problems such as uterine displacement, which cannot be ignored either.
- Urinary tract infection: The bacteria in the dog’s urine will continue to multiply. Holding urine for a long time will reduce the resistance of the bladder mucosa, and then be invaded by bacteria and cause urinary tract inflammation, resulting in frequent urination, urgency, dysuria, and urinary tract irritation. and so on. Observe whether the dog is very uncomfortable when it is excreted, and if necessary, go to the veterinary hospital for treatment as soon as possible.
3. Bladder rupture: Just like people, have you had the experience of “holding back to explode”? The bladder is just a container, and its capacity is limited. After holding urine for a long time, the bladder wall will be stored in it. Excessive fluid causes swelling, and at this time, after being injured by impact, the bladder wall is in danger of rupture, which will allow a large amount of urine to enter the abdominal cavity and cause infection, which will threaten the life of the dog.